We started with the Metzger Board, which is charcuterie that includes chicken liver pate, wagyu tartare and duck terrine. This was served with cornichons, house made mustard and toasted french bread. Everything on the board was delicious, but we particularly loved the tartare. It was well seasoned, tender and had that melt in your mouth quality. It was a real treat since tartare is not often found on menus these days. My husband ordered the Tagessuppe, or vegetarian soup of the day. It was a cauliflower soup, which made any place else could have been bland and unexciting. But this version was incredibly fragrant and unexpectedly robust in flavor. I had the Arugula Salad with overnight tomatoes and Parmesan. A clean and palette cleansing course which was a nice bridge to the entree. The Mushroom Agnolotti, housemade raviolini with wild mushroom duxelle, was very well prepared with a light cream sauce that did not overwhelm the earthiness of the mushrooms. My husband's Schnitzel and Spatzle with Richardson Farm pork and creamy mushrooms was, I was told, like traveling back to Germany. Authentic but modernized with balanced and lighter flavors. He enjoyed it so much, I was not able to sneak a bite from his plate. Although the desert was tempting, we knew that realistically we could not indulge since we were beyond full.
Fabi + Rosi offers happy hour on the weekdays and half off bubbles on Thursday evenings. They have a continuing commitment to use local, seasonal, organic and natural products when possible, which is reflected in their ever changing menu. They even have a garden behind the restaurant with freshly grown vegetables and herbs. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just getting together with friends, you cannot go wrong with dinner at this one of a kind bistro. (Cathy)